Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’

In the midst of the tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations, Newt Gingrich warned that innocent individuals could be swept up and have their lives destroyed. Sean Hannity invoked certain cases like the Duke lacrosse team where the media got it “so wrong” and that there’s no “clear line” like there was with the photograph of Al Franken. There’s a risk here that one allegation can destroy somebody and it’s not true or it’s far more nuanced than anybody wants to know,” Hannity told the former speaker. Gingrich responded by acknowledging that he was “going out on a limb.” “We’ve had a very long tradition in America going all the way back to the Boston Massacre in the 1770s that you were innocent until proven guilty and that you have the right of a presumption of innocence,” Gingrich said. “And I think, again, if you have somebody like Harvey Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’"

Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’

In the midst of the tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations, Newt Gingrich warned that innocent individuals could be swept up and have their lives destroyed. Sean Hannity invoked certain cases like the Duke lacrosse team where the media got it “so wrong” and that there’s no “clear line” like there was with the photograph of Al Franken. There’s a risk here that one allegation can destroy somebody and it’s not true or it’s far more nuanced than anybody wants to know,” Hannity told the former speaker. Gingrich responded by acknowledging that he was “going out on a limb.” “We’ve had a very long tradition in America going all the way back to the Boston Massacre in the 1770s that you were innocent until proven guilty and that you have the right of a presumption of innocence,” Gingrich said. “And I think, again, if you have somebody like Harvey Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’"

Trump Supporters Must Accept That The President Has His Own Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In a country so divided, so polarized, it’s difficult to have an honest discussion, a discussion that involves listening to those who you don’t agree with or admitting when your own side is at fault. Just look at the wave of sexual abuse scandals that have hit the country in recent weeks. They started in Hollywood, made their way into the media, and now they’ve hit politics. GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and Democratic Senator Al Franken have been the latest public servants to have allegations made against them. Obviously, both of their situations are very different, but abuses of power and disrespect for women are still a common thread. And while their controversies were making headlines, there’s been a renewed “reckoning” on the left of Bill Clinton, who for decades was dogged with accusations of assault and rape, and there has now been a reexamination of accusations Continue reading "Trump Supporters Must Accept That The President Has His Own Sexual Misconduct Allegations"

Trump Supporters Must Accept That The President Has His Own Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In a country so divided, so polarized, it’s difficult to have an honest discussion, a discussion that involves listening to those who you don’t agree with or admitting when your own side is at fault. Just look at the wave of sexual abuse scandals that have hit the country in recent weeks. They started in Hollywood, made their way into the media, and now they’ve hit politics. GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and Democratic Senator Al Franken have been the latest public servants to have allegations made against them. Obviously, both of their situations are very different, but abuses of power and disrespect for women are still a common thread. And while their controversies were making headlines, there’s been a renewed “reckoning” on the left of Bill Clinton, who for decades was dogged with accusations of assault and rape, and there has now been a reexamination of accusations Continue reading "Trump Supporters Must Accept That The President Has His Own Sexual Misconduct Allegations"

Trump Supporters Must Accept That The President Has His Own Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In a country so divided, so polarized, it’s difficult to have an honest discussion, a discussion that involves listening to those who you don’t agree with or admitting when your own side is at fault. Just look at the wave of sexual abuse scandals that have hit the country in recent weeks. They started in Hollywood, made their way into the media, and now they’ve hit politics. GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and Democratic Senator Al Franken have been the latest public servants to have allegations made against them. Obviously, both of their situations are very different, but abuses of power and disrespect for women are still a common thread. And while their controversies were making headlines, there’s been a renewed “reckoning” on the left of Bill Clinton, who for decades was dogged with accusations of assault and rape, and there has now been a reexamination of accusations Continue reading "Trump Supporters Must Accept That The President Has His Own Sexual Misconduct Allegations"

Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera Defend Hannity from ‘Despicable’ Media Matters

Bill O’Reilly came to Sean Hannity‘s defense this afternoon following a CNN appearance from Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. Carusone spoke with Brian Stelter about pressuring Hannity’s advertisers and the successes they’ve had so far, and O’Reilly––who Hannity hosted on his show recently months after his firing from Fox––slammed both Media Matters and CNN: Geraldo Rivera also took to Twitter to blast Media Matters to for their “totalitarian” campaign:

Media Matters President Talks Hannity Ad Boycott on CNN: He Does ‘Reckless Things’

Media Matters president Angelo Carusone appeared with CNN’s Brian Stelter this morning to talk about calling for an ad boycott against Sean Hannity‘s show and how Hannity has responded to it. When Stelter asked if he thinks it’s appropriate to “take away” any commentator’s advertisers, Carusone actually said he doesn’t, but explained, “At some point, you are forced to do it.” “No other network,” he argued, “would let their personalities go out there and do the kinds of destructive and reckless things that Sean Hannity does.” Carusone claimed the boycott has been effective so far, especially considering how Hannity is “complaining about it.” Stelter brought up a statement from a Fox News spokesperson saying, in response, “This intimidation effort is nothing more than political opportunism based on deceit. Sean Hannity hosts the number one program in cable news because millions of Americans make the decision to Continue reading "Media Matters President Talks Hannity Ad Boycott on CNN: He Does ‘Reckless Things’"